Smartphone connected 6.1” AV Receiver
Worst purchase ever
Mirrorlink very limited compatibility, worst receiver for iphone, few phone apps works
July 13, 2013
Sony Car AV Entertainment Complete
Awesome unit! MirrorLink/DriveLink has been a bit confusing,but after figuring it out, I have been very happy. When it comes to Zone X Zone, there are some obvious misques that Im suprised didn't get caught. For example, Front: Any Source, Rear: Disc INSERTED IN UNIT but in order to receive audio to the rear there has to be audio plugged into Z x Z audio output located in rear of unit. At this point im at a loss cause the rear audio input is already being used!
However, Bluetooth, 2-USB, & .txt files for reading lyrics makes it all better!
I am Sony throughout with the XM-GS400, XM-GS100 amplifiers Sony NWZ-S764 WALKMAN! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!
May 17, 2013
I purchased this unit after having problems with my jvc unit. I was excited about the mirror link feature but to my surprise after installing the new update for the unit I looked for the drive link app from both samsung apps and google play and no cigar neither of them carry this app for my phone. Why advertise something that isnt compatiable for the phone that is listed on sonys website. I called samsung app support and they told me my phone is not supported for this app nor could they give me an eta on when the app would be available. Not happy I think I will be returning the unit. Bummer other than that its very nice love all the features it has. but dont fool people when your not sure if the apps are going to be compatiable. No where on sonys website did it state that only international galaxy s 3 phones are compatiable this sucks i usually love sony products but this one will be headed back real soon if I cant recieve a answer to my question if my phone will ever be compatiable on future update?
February 1, 2013
Educated user review
It seems to me that most of the complaints about this radio are really about the apps people are trying to use with it. Sony is not responsible for these apps and really should be given credit for allowing them to work with their product. To give Sony a negative review about a product you purchased online without talking to someone directly that is educated about the product is also not Sony's fault. I purchased my 601BT locally from a stereo shop that showed me how things work and educated me on the details of Telenav and MirrorLink before I purchased the unit. I can also say that one of the reasons I purchased it was for the possibility that MirrorLink will become more prevalent some day if the cell phone companies will simply agree on how it should work.
This is the best touch screen I've used in every way. Sound quality is good, touch response is good, Bluetooth quality and connectivity is good and the user interface is easy to figure out. I've recently had the opportunity to use radios from three other manufacturers and can say without a doubt that this Sony sounds WAY better than all of them. My only complaint, and this is a small one, is that access to the audio menu requires a couple more steps than I think it should. Really not a big deal once you have everything set up and adjusted the way you like though.
I would highly recommend this radio to anyone considering it or any others like it.
December 21, 2012